1 Samuel 30:
So David went, he and the six hundred men that were
with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.
1 Samuel 30:
But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.
1 Samuel 30:
And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were
with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Cold, a ravine or brook in the extreme south-west of Judah, where 200 of David's men stayed behind because they were faint, while the other 400 pursued the Amalekites (1 Samuel 30:9,10,21 ). Probably the Wadyes Sheriah, south of Gaza.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
The BROOK "fresh, cool"; a wady or torrent bed, S. of Ziklag, where David left 200 men so faint as not to be able to accompany him in pursuing the Amalekites into the desert whither they had withdrawn after burning Ziklag (1 Samuel 30:9-10; 1 Samuel 30:21),
Holman Bible Dictionary
(bee' ssawr) Place name perhaps meaning, “wadi of the good news.” Brook where David left 200 weary soldiers while he and the remaining 400 pursued the Amalekites after they had burned Ziklag and captured David's wives (1 Samuel 30:9-10 ). David rewarded those who stayed as well as those who fought (1 Samuel 30:21-24 ). The Besor is probably wadi Ghazzeh about fifteen miles south of Ziklag.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BESOR (Brook). A torrent-valley, apparently S. or S.W. of Ziklag ( 1 Samuel 30:9-10 ; 1 Samuel 30:21 ). It is probably the modern Wady Ghuzzeh , which empties itself into the sea S.W. of Gaza.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Glad news; incarnation
Morrish Bible Dictionary
A brook or wady in the south of Judah. 1 Samuel 30:9,10,21 .
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Besor (bç'sôr), cool, cold. The name of a torrent emptying itself into the Mediterranean, near Gaza. 1 Samuel 30:9-10; 1 Samuel 30:21.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A brook flowing into the Mediterranean five miles south of Gaza. A part of David's troops in pursuit of Amalekites halted there, 1 Samuel 30:9-21 . The stream dries up in spring.
(bç'sôr), cool, cold
- The Besor
is probably wadi Ghazzeh about fifteen miles south of Ziklag
- The Hittites inhabited the country about Hebron, as far as Beersheba, and the brook Besor
, reckoned by Moses the southern limits of Canaan
- The other remarkable streams are, the Arnon, the Jabbok, the Kishon, the Kedron, the Besor
, the Sorek, and the stream called the river of Egypt